Emergency Dentistry Right When You Need It!
(If you or a loved one are currently in the middle of a dental emergency, please call us as quickly as you can so we can start helping you right away!)
Dental emergencies are never, ever convenient. It’s really hard to anticipate when a knocked out tooth or broken crown will happen, but when it does, you need to seek out dental care as soon as you can to keep the problem from getting worse.
At Elmbrook Family Dental, we’re ready to be there for people should the unexpected ever happen to their smile. Our team has dealt with countless dental emergencies over the years, and we always try to see emergency patients the same day that they call in. If you’re in pain, we won’t keep you waiting! We’ll get you in as soon as possible so we can relieve your pain and fix your problem right away. So, if you ever find yourself needing dental care right NOW, be sure to turn to us, and you can trust us to be there.
Call Us in Case of the Following Dental Emergencies:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Abscessed teeth
- Lost or damaged dental work (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants)
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you are unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next.
However, if you believe that you have suffered a broken bone in addition to your dental injury, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, please head straight to your local emergency room first. Give us a call only after you have been cleared to leave.
Tips For Dental Emergencies
These following things will help you handle an emergency before you can make it to our office:
- Try to find any missing/broken portions of teeth/dental work.
- Rinse them off with warm water.
- Have the victim gently rinse their mouth with water as well.
- Place a missing/broken tooth back into the mouth if possible. If not, put it in a container of milk or saltwater. The tooth must stay wet until we can see you to keep it viable for reattachment!
- Use a cold compress in 10-minute intervals to help with pain and swelling.
- Use a clean rag or gauze to stop any bleeding.
- OTC medication can help with pain as well, but avoid aspirin, as this could actually make bleeding worse.